STUDENTS at Lady Lumley’s School in Pickering received a “really strong” set of results, with 79 per cent achieving grade 4 or above in English and 71 per cent in maths.

Students also achieved “outstanding” results in art, design and technology, French, history, health and social care and PE with more than 80 per cent of all grades being grade 4 or above.

Oliver Newby achieved 10 GCSEs passes at grade 7 to 9, including eight 9s.

Livvy Blacklock, Lucy Howlett, Ellie Jackson, Holly Philips, Annabel Scholey, Malcolm Stewart and Caitlin Vasey all achieved nine GCSEs at 7 or above.

Richard Bramley, head teacher said: “We are proud of how well all the students have done and how hard they have worked.

“The students have benefited from being taught by well-qualified subject specialists something that, unfortunately, is all too rare in English schools.

“They have also benefitted from the three-period day structure in the school which allows more time to develop a deep understanding of the subjects and puts students under less stress each day.

“As part of being a fully inclusive and deeply caring school, Lady Lumley’s has removed setting throughout all Key Stage 3 and nearly all Key Stage 4.

“There are no ‘sink’ sets at Lady Lumley’s and no glass ceilings; we want every child to succeed and these results show it is possible.

“We will see lots of our Year 11 students back in school as they join the sixth form and we wish those who are leaving us all the very best for the future.”